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Deacon Dump 6/16 --Jeff Teague stays in the NBA Draft


Johnson and Clark and Conditioning - Nets Blog
The marquee names at this morning's pre-draft workout were two combo forwards who have been linked with the Nets New Jersey Nets in assorted mock drafts, James Johnson of Wake Forest and Earl Clark of Louisville -- - "guys in our wheelhouse," was GM Kiki Vandeweghe's description.

Decision Day Plus One: Jeff Teague - The Dagger - NCAA Hoops -
One day when I write the book, "How To Burn Bridges And Declare For The NBA Draft", I'm going to ask Jeff Teague to write the foreward. In making a completely logical and reasonable decision to leave Wake Forest after his sophomore season for the NBA, Teague managed to alienate much of his the Demon Deacon fanbase by stringing along the school up until yesterday's 5 p.m. deadline.

ACC Winners & Losers At Draft Deadline Jim Young
WAKE FOREST: The biggest loser in the ACC offseason. It’s not just that the Deacs lost two first-rounders in James Johnson and Jeff Teague. It’s that Dino Gaudio publicly predicted both would return. So Wake loses talent and the coach loses face. Maybe the Deacs gain chemistry in the process, but it’s hard to believe that could completely offset the talent drain in Winston-Salem.

Forwards hold key to ACC - Sports - News & Observer
AL-FAROUQ AMINU, WAKE FOREST The good news for Aminu (12.9 ppg, 8.2 rpg last season): He has a solid point guard in Ish Smith to feed him the ball next season. The bad news: It's hard to recover from losing your top two scorers (Teague and forward James Johnson). Aminu will be Wake's first and best option, and how well he adapts to that role could determine how far his team goes.

Teague leaving Deacons for pros
"A lot of my friends that didn't make it to the NBA, that are here, they were giving me advice. They made the same decisions I had to make. And one of them was Chris Thomas, who went to Notre Dame. "After his sophomore season he had the opportunity to go. He was one of the top players in the country and everybody was telling him the same thing that ‘If you come back you could be the No. 1 point guard.' He got injured, and he never got drafted. "Me and him talked and he was like ‘You've got your opportunity. Go ahead and take it.' "

Wake Forest's Jeff Teague sticks to NBA draft plans - ESPN
Gaudio said perimeter shooting will be an issue without Teague but Aminu has spent considerable time working on his range throughout the spring.

Teague Takes Plunge, Will Stay In 2009 NBA Draft. Jim Young
Wake struggled mightily in the aftermath of Paul’s early departure. The question now is, despite his public belief that Teague would return to school, did Dino Gaudio prepare well for the possibility that his star guard would not?